Contribution to Healthcare Professional Training for Malaria in Africa

With its malaria initiative, Sanofi-Access to Medicines has been committed since 2001 alongside partners in the field in the fight against malaria with a global offer combining accessible drugs and educational programs.

Contribution to Healthcare Professional Training for Malaria

Sanofi-Access to Medicines has developed a comprehensive approach of the malaria disease management based on a four-fold approach:

    • Developing training tools and information and education initiatives that are adapted to all actors in the health chain.
    • Producing medicines designed to meet patients’ needs, making use of our industrial know-how.
    • Making medicines affordable for patients most in-need by applying a tiered pricing policy in endemic countries.
    • Establishing a research and development program dedicated to therapeutic innovation in order to meet the challenges of the future, in particular the development of resistance to existing medicines.

To support the National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) of African malaria-endemic countries, Sanofi has developed an innovative “Train the Trainers” program on malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Training materials have been developed with scientific experts and NMCPs. Training sessions are organized for NCMP or Non-Governmental Organizations staff. They are managed by African malaria experts and take place over several days. One day is devoted to communication techniques, enabling participants in the training program to learn how to pass down their knowledge, so that, in turn, they can become trainers.

Prevention and disease awareness is essential to combat the disease. This innovative program, by training health professional to managing malaria and communication techniques, contributes to raise awareness and involvement among the health care professionals.

At the end of December 2013, more than 300 health professionals had been trained thanks to this program in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, Malawi, Burundi, Benin, etc. As an example of the “Train the Trainers” approach, in 2010, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 34 initial trainers were able to train over 5,000 health community workers who learned about malaria.


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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Southern Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, Madagascar, Ghana, Cote d Ivoire, Congo, The Republic of, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Chad, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Benin, West Africa
  • Start Date 2001